COVID-19 Response and Resilience
During the past year, as the nation grappled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the hardships resulting from nationwide lockdowns, Bihar Voluntary Health Association took proactive steps to alleviate the adverse effects on vulnerable communities. Despite our limited resources, BVHA, with the support of philanthropic development agencies, implemented a range of impactful initiatives such as distribution of hygiene kits to thousands of families in various districts and the provision of dry food materials, rations, and essential items to those in need.
BVHA also played a vital role in promoting COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas and people with disabilities, addressing community resistance, and distributing face masks to front-line workers and community leaders. BVHA organized health check-up camps, distributed free medicines, and circulated informative newsletters. Furthermore, BVHA supported economically disadvantaged families, conducted awareness campaigns via mobile phones, and facilitated testing camps. Through these efforts, BVHA made a significant contribution to mitigating the impact of the pandemic and supporting the most vulnerable in Bihar’s communities.
Importantly, BVHA doesn’t work in isolation. They collaborate with a network of partner organizations, both local and international, to effectively carry out these relief and recovery efforts. These partnerships help pool resources, expertise, and manpower to maximize the impact of the humanitarian work. Together with the partners, BVHA aims to provide comprehensive and sustainable assistance to disaster-affected communities, not only addressing immediate needs but also fostering long-term resilience and recovery.